Bioidentical Hormones – Perimenopause and Menopause

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can be a helpful treatment option for women experiencing the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. The natural hormones used in BHRT are easily recognized by the body and used as substitutes for the hormones the body can no longer produce in the amounts needed to maintain hormonal harmony. Virginia Beach Menopause Doctor, Steven Gershon, M.D., serving the Chesapeake Area, is experienced in the use of bioidentical hormones as a treatment option for perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Perimenopause


Most women become aware of their transition into perimenopause in their mid to late 40s. Perimenopause normally lasts for several years; its duration varies for every woman, and its course is difficult to predict. Perimenopause is the time when a woman’s body transitions from her fertile, child-bearing years, into middle age. During this natural transition, the body undergoes biologic changes resulting from declining ovarian hormone production and a woman’s menstrual cycle becomes irregular and varied, and fertility diminished. Perimenopause can last 4-6 years and usually ends after twelve months of amenorrhea, or no menstruation, which is when a woman enters menopause.]

Every woman’s experience is different, but common symptoms of perimenopause include:

  • Depression
  • Hot Flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular Menstrual Periods
  • Mood Swings
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Weight Gain

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a safe and effective option for easing the symptoms of perimenopause. Bioidentical hormone therapy can reduce your symptoms of perimenopause by bringing balance back to your endocrine system. Virginia Beach Menopause Doctor, Steven Gershon, M.D. in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, VA works closely with you to identify the correct amount of hormones for your body to bring you back to health and balance.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Menopause


Natural menopause is a condition that every healthy woman will experience as she reaches middle age, typically between the ages of 35-59. It is a natural, gradual process that occurs when a woman’s ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, and her lifetime supply of eggs becomes depleted.

Women going through menopause often experience a combination of some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats, Cold Flashes
  • Irritability, Mood Swings, Sudden Tears
  • Loss Of Libido, Vaginal Dryness
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Insomnia
  • Clammy Skin
  • Depression
  • Weight Gain

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy remains an effective treatment option for relieving menopausal symptoms. Steven Gershon, M.D. uses natural hormones to treat menopause. Because of their identical chemical structure to the hormones produced by the human body, there are little to no side effects. Virginia Beach Menopause Doctor, Steven Gershon, M.D. works in partnership with you to determine the exact amounts of hormones needed for your body and curtails the treatment to your unique needs.

Virginia Beach Menopause Doctor, Steven Gershon, M.D. offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, VA for perimenopausal and menopausal women. Through the use of BHRT, the uncomfortable symptoms of hormonal imbalance due to aging can be treated. Healthy aging is possible and attainable!

For more information about how Virginia Beach Menopause Doctor, Steven Gershon, M.D.’s Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program can help you manage your perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms, call today for a consultation!